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Golden Globes Nods Celebrate the Dark Side


golden globe awardsThe Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and a number of genre and genre-adjacent projects were nominated.

Helen Mirren picked up Hitchcock's lone nomination, for Best Actress for playing Hitch's wife, Alma. The other Hitchcock project this season, HBO's The Girl, was more successful (likely because the miniseries category is less competitive), with nods for best miniseries, actress (for Sienna Miller as Tippi Hedren) and actor (for Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock.) Horror TV was shut-out of the series categories, but Jessica Lange received a now-expected nod for Best Actress in a Miniseries for American Horror Story: Asylum.

The animated feature category has nominees for not one but two kid-friendly fright flicks: Frankenweenie and Hotel Transylvania. I'm a little disappointed that ParaNorman didn't make that list.

Also deserving of a mention is Django Unchained. While not strictly a horror film, it promises to be hella violent, and I've never met a horror fan who didn't like at least one Quentin Tarantino film. Django picked up nominations is almost all the drama categories: Best Picture, Best Director (for Tarantino), Best Screenplay (Tarantino again), and two Supporting Actor nods to Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz. Interestingly, Jamie Foxx was passed over for Best Actor. Let the speculation on racism begin.

The Golden Globes ceremony will take place on January 13th, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Pohler.